Indiana-Kentucky Synod Malaria Campaign

 

Mosquito Bite Snack     Check out the new VBS material that you can get from the ELCA website. It’s a five day program, complete with skits, activities, lessons, and snacks – like the Mosquito Bite snack shown here.

    You can develop creative ways to use any of the materials. Get started now!

 

 Malaria is a leading cause of death in Africa.

Just one bite from an infected mosquito is all it takes for a person to contract malaria. What starts as flu-like symptoms can quickly lead to death. Almost 9 out of 10 of the 800,000 people who die from malaria each year live in Africa. Most are young children. Learn more about the ELCA’s efforts  to eradicate malaria.
 
Malaria is preventable and treatable.
We know what it takes to stop malaria. The disease was virtually eradicated from the United States in the 1950s, but more than 100 countries worldwide still face the routine threat of the disease. Learn more about prevention and treatment  of malaria.
 
Malaria perpetuates poverty.
Malaria makes children too sick to go to school. Adults suffering from malaria can not work. families have to spend money on medicine and treatment instead of food, school fees and other necessities. Malaria makes poor communities even poorer.

National ELCA Malaria Campaign goal status

malaria campaign countries

The ELCA Malaria Campaign is working with our companions in the following countries to design and implement malaria strategies: Angola, Central African Republic, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As funds are raised, we can continue to engage additional companions in the effort to overcome malaria.

Indiana-Kentucky Synod goal status

 I-K Synod goal status$300,000 by Dec. 31, 2015

 

                 May 1, 2014 = $172,083

(You can copy this image to use in your congregation’s fundraising efforts and fill it in as you build toward your goal.)

 

RESOURCES YOU CAN USE IN FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGNS:

ELCA Malaria Campaign website – http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Responding-to-the-World/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Malaria-Resources.aspx

Order brochures, posters, stickers, videos, congregation action kit, etc. = http://resources.elca.org/Products-ELCA_Malaria_Campaign.html     PRICE = $0.00 (FOR CONGREGATIONS IN THE ELCA)

Click on this link to download:

–  bulletin inserts  –  children’s coloring sheets  –   country profiles  –  crafts and activities

–  worship resources   –   how to structure a congregational campaign

Youth Activities

Malaria Jeopardy — PowerPoint and Questions
Malaria Jeopardy Junior — PowerPoint
Malaria Dodgeball — get description and rules here

Downloadable videos http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Responding-to-the-World/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign/Malaria-Resources/Video.aspx

(watch them on UTUBE at these links):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mJSli60OTo&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVuoGj_35M5Bb9p5pjU2-Qw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f96KeIxD608&list=UUVuoGj_35M5Bb9p5pjU2-Qw

 

Resources from the United Methodist Church’s    “Imagine No Malaria” campaign:

Instructions for making pipe cleaner mosquitoes =

Pipe-Cleaner-Mosquitohttp://inm.larryhollon.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/PipeCleaner-Mosquito-Instructions.pdf

Downloadable puzzles:    http://inm.larryhollon.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Kids-Puzzles.pdf

Instructions to host a sleep out:  http://inm.larryhollon.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Sleepout-Instructions.pdf

Party activities for kids:  http://pinterest.com/nomalaria/party-activities-for-kids/

UMC VIDEOS:

Malaria Ravages Poor in Kasungami, DRC

Listen to the Buzz: Imagine No Malaria

Rethink Church Imagine No Malaria

 

I’ll be adding more resources as I find them.

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